Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

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Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council (Welsh: Cyngor bwrdeistref Sirol Blaenau Gwent) is the governing body for Blaenau Gwent, one of the Principal Areas of Wales.

Current composition[edit]

Group affiliation[1] Members
  Independent
7
Labour 33
Independent (formerly Blaenau Gwent People's Voice Group) 1
Liberal Democrat 0
  Unaffiliated
1
  Majority (LABOUR)
+24
 Total
42

By-Election's:

Previous Council Control[edit]

1991 - Labour hold

1995 - Labour hold

1999 - Labour hold

2004 - Labour hold

2008 - Independent/People's Voice/Liberal Democrat Coalition GAIN from Labour

2012 - Labour GAIN from Independent Coalition

Electoral divisions[edit]

The county borough is divided into 16 electoral wards returning 42 councillors. The following table lists council wards, communities and associated geographical areas. Communities with a community council are indicated with a '*':

Ward Communities Other geographic areas
Abertillery

(3 Seats - 1 No Party, 2 Labour)

Abertillery & Llanhilleth Town* (Abertillery ward) Rhiw Park, Aberillery Park
Badminton

(2 seats - 1 Labour, 1 Independent)

That part of the Community of Beaufort specified in relation to the existing district ward of Badminton in column 2 of the Schedule to the Blaenau Gwent (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1986 Newchurch, Glyncoed
Beaufort

(2 seats - 1 Labour, 1 People's Voice/Independent)

That part of the Community of Beaufort specified in relation to the existing district ward of Badminton in column 2 of the Schedule to the Blaenau Gwent (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1986 Garn Lydan, Carmeltown,
Blaina

(3 seats - 1 Independent, 2 Labour)

Nantyglo & Blaina Town* (Blaina ward) Cwm Celyn, Bournville
Brynmawr

(3 seats - 2 Independent, 1 Labour)

Brynmawr Town*
Cwm

(2 seats - 2 Labour)

Cwm Waunllwyd
Cwmtillery

(3 seats - 3 Labour)

Abertillery & Llanhilleth Town* (Cwmtillery ward) Rose Heyworth
Ebbw Vale North

(3 seats - 3 Labour)

That part of the Community of Ebbw Vale specified in relation to the existing district ward of Ebbw Vale North in column 2 of the Schedule to the Blaenau Gwent (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1986 Mountain Air, Willowtown, Waun-y-pound, Newtown
Ebbw Vale South

(2 seats - 2 Labour)

That part of the Community of Ebbw Vale not contained in the Ebbw Vale North ward Garden City, Tyllwyn, Hilltop, Briery Hill
Georgetown

(2 seats - 2 Labour)

Tredegar Town* (Georgetown ward) Troedrhiwgwair, Peacehaven
Llanhilleth

(3 seats - 3 Labour)

Abertillery & Llanhilleth Town* (Llanhilleth ward) Brynithel, Aberbeeg, Swffryd
Nantyglo

(3 seats - 2 Labour, 1 Independent)

Nantyglo & Blaina Town* (Nantyglo ward) Winchestown, Coalbrookvale, Garn Fach, Coed Cae
Rassau

(2 seats - 1 Labour, 1 Independent)

That part of the Community of Beaufort not contained in the Badminton and Beaufort wards Nantycroft
Sirhowy

(3 seats - 3 Labour)

Tredegar Town* (Sirhowy ward) Tafarnaubach, Waundeg, Trevil, Dukestown, Rhoslan
Six Bells

(2 seats - 1 Labour, 1 Independent)

Abertillery & Llanhilleth Town* (Six Bells ward) Warm Turn
Tredegar Central and West

(4 seats - 4 Labour)

Tredegar Town* (Central and West ward) Bedwellty Pits, Cefn Golau, Ashvale


Civic Office Holders[edit]

Mayor 2011 - 2012 - Cllr Mike Bartlett (Lab, Llanhilleth)

Mayor 2012 - 2013 - Cllr Graham Bartlett (Lab, Cwmtillery)

Deputy Mayor 2011 - 2012 - Den Hughes*

Deputy Mayor 2012 - 2013 - Cllr Mostyn Lewis (Lab, Ebbw Vale South)

(*The Deputy Mayor for 2011 - 2012 lost his seat at the elections in May 2012)

Council Leadership and Executive[edit]

Leader of the Council - Cllr Hedley McCarthy (Lab, Llanhilleth)

Deputy Leader of the Council - Cllr Steve Thomas (Lab, Tredegar Central & West)

Executive Member for Finance and Resources - Cllr Barrie Sutton (Lab, Brynmawr)

Executive Member for Social Services - Cllr Anita Hobbs (Lab, Tredegar Central & West)

Executive Member for Leisure & Young People - Cllr David Wilkshire (Lab, Rassau)

Executive Member for Transformation and Partnership working - Cllr Haydn Trollope (Lab, Tredegar Central & West)

Executive Member for Regeneration - Cllr Brian Scully (Lab, Badminton)

Executive Member for Highways & Infrastructure - Cllr David White (Lab, Beaufort)

Executive Member for Environment - Cllr Keith Hayden (Lab, Georgetown)

Executive Member for Governance - Cllr Jim McIlwee (Lab, Llanhilleth)

Other positions:

Leader of the Opposition - Cllr John Mason (Ind, Nantyglo)

Deputy Leader of the Opposition - Cllr Garth Collier (Ind, Blaina)

Political Party Group Officers[edit]

Leader of the Majority Group - Cllr Hedley McCarthy (Lab, Llanhilleth)

Deputy Leader of the Majority Group - Cllr Steve Thomas (Lab, Tredegar Central and West)

Majority Chief Whip - Cllr Mike Bartlett (Lab, Llanhilleth)

Secretary to the Majority Group - Cllr David White (Lab, Beaufort)

Leader of Minority Group - Cllr John Mason (Ind, Nantyglo)

Deputy Leader of the Minority Group - Cllr Garth Collier (Ins, Blaina)

References[edit]

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